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A screen capture from NASA's new Experience Curiosity website shows

On the three-year anniversary of the Mars landing of NASA’s Curiosity rover, NASA is unveiling two new online tools that open the mysterious terrain of the Red Planet to a new generation of explorers, inviting the public to help with its journey to Mars.

Mars Trek is a free, web-based application that provides high-quality, detailed visualizations of the planet using real data from 50 years of NASA exploration and allowing astronomers, citizen scientists and students to study the Red Planet’s features.

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Joseph Thaddeus Chenier

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and area authorities have captured an inmate who escaped this morning.

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The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC) has announced that Jefferson County is conducting a test of the functionality and accuracy of the Southeast Texas Alerting Network (STAN) on Thursday, August 6, as a part of the region's hurricane and all hazards preparedness efforts.

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All westbound lanes on Interstate 10 at mile marker 859 were closed for over an hour on the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 4, due to a diesel spill that resulted from a three-vehicle accident.

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ExxonMobil Beaumont refinery is increasing its production capacity by approximately 20,000 barrels per day, the company announced Tuesday, August 4. This expansion will further strengthen ExxonMobil’s integrated downstream portfolio in Southeast Texas and add flexibility to process light crudes, the release states.

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